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Date: 1400-1500
Language: Latin
Origin: instillare, from stillare 'to fall in drops'

instil

verb
     
in‧stil British English ; instill American English past tense and past participle instilled, present participle instilling [transitive]
to teach someone to think, behave, or feel in a particular way over a period of time
instil confidence/fear/discipline etc into somebody
A manager's job is to instil determination into his players.

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